This book was written by Clinton B. DeSoto (1912 - 1949, amateur radio callsign W9KL) and published in 1941. Gwendolyn Patton (NG3P) endeavored to compile a complete copy of the book for preservation, and in 1999 with the help of Peter Pegrume (G3GHA) and Sydney Pegrume (FK5CR) the project was completed and a copy of the book was hosted on www.qsl.net via NG3P's personal page at http://www.qsl.net/ng3p/ in HTML format. PDF creation (assembly, table of contents, etc) and archive posting was done by David Witkowski (W6DTW).
December 9, 2012
Very enjoyable read
This book is a collection of a few dozen short stories written in 1941 describing acts of adventure, kindness and heroism by amateur radio operators in the 1930s. Some example plots include helping during a midwestern flood, support of Arctic exploration and creation of a life long friendship half way around the world. Call me a sap but some of these stories brought real tears to my eyes. The author claims these stories are all true. I have no first hand knowledge either way but regardless the writing is excellent and a joy to experience. Highly recommended to anyone who wants some uplifting stories all with a ham radio theme.